Have you ever received a compliment from someone and felt good about yourself after? Well, you can always compliment yourself too! Many of us often need to be reminded of how awesome we are and how wonderful our dreams are. A lot of people practice saying affirmations to themselves every day to boost themselves up. Some people like to focus on their confidence, so they may repeat something like “I can do it” or “I will succeed” to themselves. To begin practicing daily affirmations, you can start by creating an affirmation mobile that has all of your favorites on it. After it is made, you can hang it up and use it as a reminder. You can try to repeat these affirmations to yourself every day, or maybe use it whenever you feel down. Make it yours and decorate it as much or as little as you like. Happy crafting and self-care!
1) 5 pieces of paper (any color/s of choice)
3) Ribbon or string, 24 inches long
5) Optional: other decorative supplies like colored pencils, stickers, glitter, pom poms, etc.
Step 1: Fold a fan.
First, fold a piece of paper hot dog style 3 times. Then, fold the whole thing in half.
Step 2: Make your space for writing.
Third, unfold the whole piece of paper and there should be 16 rectangles.
Step 3: Think of affirmations just for you!
Next, think of an affirmation. These can sound like “I am loved”, “I have confidence in myself”, and “I make a difference”. Affirmation is just a fancy way of saying a positive sentence or phrase about yourself. This can be something you believe about yourself, or something that helps motivate you, or something that makes you feel better. When you think of one, write it down inside as many rectangles as you want.
Step 4: Fold a fan again.
Then, fold the paper along the hot dog lines again to make it shaped like an accordion, and fold the whole thing in half again. You got your fan back!
Step 5: Secure your fan.
Pinch the spot where the fold is and staple it together. This is your first affirmation fan for your whole mobile!
Step 6: Make some more affirmation fans!
Repeat steps 1 through 6 to make 4 more affirmation fans! If you want to make more than 5 total, go ahead! You may need a longer piece of ribbon/string depending on how spaced out you want your fans to be. You can also include other ideas like dreams, goals, emotions, and memories that help turn your mood into a positive one.
Step 7: Put your fans together.
When you are done with all of your fans, staple them to your ribbon however you want.
Step 8: Make it yours.
Leave some space at the top and tie a loop in the ribbon, so you can hang it up. You can also add other decorations if you want! Stickers, pom poms, glitter, drawings, and can add some flair.
Step 9: Hang it up!
Place it where you can see it easily, and so it can act as a reminder to think positively of yourself! Many people practice saying affirmations to themselves every day to boost their mood and better themselves in many ways. It is always a good idea to remind yourself of all the amazing things you are and have done!